City loses longtime legal mind

BY Kevin Wilson CNJ staff writer kwilson@cnjonline.com Even into his 90s, Lynell Skarda dressed in his trademark bow tie and — armed with a sharp legal mind that took him to the Supreme Court — went to his office at the Citizens Bank of Clovis. Skarda, who was the state’s oldest practicing lawyer until his […]

Labor Day mixed bag for Clovisites

Jason Cassady took a break from his construction job Monday but stood near the intersection of 21st and Prince streets with a sign to earn money for softball. CNJ staff photo: Benna Sayyed Jason Cassady advertises a car wash Monday near the intersection of 21st and Prince Streets to raise money for his softball team. […]

New lab helping hospital with fight

Heart disease was the leading cause of death in Curry County in 2010, according to a report from the New Mexico Department of Health. Being able to diagnose blockages early can make a difference, according to area health officials. CNJ Staff photo: Gabriel Monte Mary Martin, Plains Regional Medical Center cardiac cath lab supervisor, reviews […]

Lynell Skarda dead at 97

Lynell Skarda, who practiced law in Clovis for eight decades, has died. He was 97. Steed-Todd Funeral Home Director Joe Champouillon said Skarda died at his Clovis home about 7 p.m. Sunday. Services are pending. Skarda's family has been in eastern New Mexico since 1906 when his father, A.W. Skarda, homesteaded in Quay County. A.W. […]

Hounds shut out Adams State 2-0

ALAMOSA, Colo. — Senior forward Diego Santos broke the scoring ice midway through the first half and the Eastern New Mexico University men's soccer team went on to beat Adams State 2-0 on Sunday. Junior midfielder Julian Roberts added an insurance goal in the second half for the Greyhounds (2-0), who were coming off a […]

Palo Duro tops CHS for third

Clovis High's girls met Amarillo Palo Duro for the second time in less than a week in Saturday's third-place match of the Clovis Invitational volleyball tournament at Rock Staubus Gym. The result was the same, but the Lady Wildcats played a bit more competitively this time. CMI photo: Tony BullocksClovis High junior Kyleigh Guthals plays […]

Record win not exciting

There are, no doubt, a lot of stories about Eric Roanhaus and the Clovis Wildcats that will be remembered for years to come. CMI photo: Kevin WilsonSanta Fe Capital quarterback Patrick Gutierrez gets the pass attempt off after scrambling away from Clovis defensive end Dijon Ford (88) and guard Hunter Hodges (57) during the first […]

Lady Cats notch third at Las Cruces

LAS CRUCES — The Clovis High girls soccer team cruised to third place in an eight-team tournament hosted by Mayfield, beating Roswell Goddard 6-2 in Saturday's final round. Senior Jenna Sievers led the Lady Wildcats (4-1) with four goals, and she also assisted on the other two scores. After two tough matches on Friday, Clovis […]

Saturday area prep volleyball – Sept. 1

Logan tournament Saturday Championship semifinals Logan 3, Melrose 1 Melrose 22 20 25 17 Logan 25 25 21 25 Melrose individual statistics Kills — Caley Barnard 12, Addison Dial 5. Blocks — Barnard 5, Ember Woods 2. Digs — Taylor Bostwick 3, four tied with 2. Aces — four tied with 1. Assists — Trayla […]

Fishing report - Aug. 30

This fishing report, provided by Bill Dunn and the Department of Game and Fish, has been generated from the best information available from area officers and anglers. Conditions encountered after the report is compiled may differ, as stream, lake and weather conditions alter fish and angler activities. Northeast Cabresto Lake: The lake and campground closed […]